Report: North Korea Ditches Talks About Returning American War Remains
North Korean representatives left U.S. officials waiting at the inter-Korean border Thursday when they did not attend a planned meeting to discuss the return of the remains of American soldiers, according to a report from Bloomberg News. This meeting was supposed to be the first that followed Pompeos ill-fated North Korea visit, after which tensions re-escalated and North Korea decried the U.S.s unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization. Bloomberg adds that the failure to secure at least some of these remains, an estimated 200 sets from nearly 70 years ago, would be a major failure for Pompeo, given that they were perhaps the most tangible outcome from his trip. The meeting has now been rescheduled for July 15.